SAN ANTONIO, Texas --
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials with the Fort Worth District announce today the release of the Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR-EA) and signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the River Road Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study in San Antonio, Texas.
Fort Worth District staff members prepared the IFR-EA to identify, evaluate, and disclose all impacts that would result from the implementation of the proposed plans to address ecosystem restoration. The Feasibility Study developed and analyzed ecosystem restoration alternatives, including the “No Action” alternative, to restore degraded ecological functions and riverine habitats in the River Road study area to increase habitat quality for migratory birds, aquatic wildlife, and other wildlife species.
The Final IFR-EA and FONSI are available at: https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Continuing-Authorities-Program/River-Road/.
As a result of the completion of the River Road Feasibility Study, it is eligible for funding once a Project Partnership Agreement is executed with the Non-Federal Sponsor, the San Antonio River Authority. The budgeting process focuses on federal investments where it is most warranted within primary mission areas of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address the most significant risk to the public safety or to provide a high economic or environmental return to the nation. The president's budget provides the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction budget, which includes the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP). The River Road project has been included in the CAP Section 206 Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration business line for design and implementation and will compete nationally for Section 206 funding.
Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and social media at: https://about.me/usacefortworth
Release no. 22-001